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Causes Of Calf Injuries and Pain

Calf injuries can be one of the most painful conditions of sporting and non sporting people alike, whereby it can limit the amount of running/walking a particular individual is able to do. Calf pain can range from a deep ache to a sharp pain as if you have been hit by a stone in the painful area.

Calf injuries and pain can be caused by
Calf Pain

  • Tight Calf muscles
  • Poor Biomechanics
  • Tight Gluteal Muscles
  • Weak Gluteal Muscles
  • Sprinting
  • Jumping
  • Overtraining
  • Poor Core Stability
  • Too Much Too Soon
  • Poor Footwear
  • Long distance running


Calf pain and injuries can be associated with the following

  • Muscle tears or strains
  • Ligament tears or sprains
  • Tendinitis

The team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will be able to diagnose your calf injury or pain through a thorough physical examination. Following this examination we will inform you of the steps needed to help you recover from the injury or pain, and also to ensure that the problem does not re-occur.


There are a variety of treatment techniques which we can do to help you recover from your injury or pain including,

The key to recovery and prevention or re-occurrence of calf injuries and pain is to highlight the factors involved in the issues and to ensure that they are addressed in order to ensure best possible outcomes. The team at Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and sports Injury Clinic will assess and advise you on the individualised Home Exercise Programme necessary for a successful outcome of you calf injury and pain

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